American Bison

American Bison
“It was an old hunter in camp and the hunter shared tobacco with him and told him of the buffalo and the stands he’d made against them, laid up in a sag on some rise with the dead animals scattered over the grounds and the herd beginning to mill and the rifle barrel so hot the wiping patches sizzled in the bore and the animals by the thousands and the tens of thousands and the hides pegged out over actual square miles of ground the teams of skinners spelling one another around the clock and the shooting and shooting weeks and months till the bore shot slick and the stock shot loose at the tang and their shoulders were yellow and blue to the elbow and the tandem wagons groaned away over the prairie twenty and twenty-two ox teams and the flint hides by the hundred ton and the meat rotting on the ground and the air whining with flies and the buzzards and ravens and the night a horror of snarling and feeding with the wolves half-crazed and wallowing in the carrion.” ― Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian

Photography Challenge: Shallow Foreground

I shot this bison in San Francisco… with my camera, you silly! There is a small herd of beautiful American Bison living in a paddock there in Golden Gate Park.

4 thoughts

  1. That is a fantastic photo!! I live near these animals, I have never seen them as majestic as this!

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